i don't know why i still have faith in you


i had so much faith that BTS was gonna show up the bbmas looking fine asf, but know that I’m seeing them looking like coconuts and wearing clothes my old uncle’s would wear im stRESSED 😩

anonymous asked:

First of all I wanna say that i love you! then I wanna say that I don't get why ppl are nervous or worried about Caryl I believe with all my heart that they will go canon! a scene together with an other male or female doesn't make them canon! If that would,then Caryl would already be canon,tbh! although I know where this come from but I still wish some people would have more faith! Caryl on !!

Because you love me, I hope you’ll allow me to go off on a rant…

I do get why people have no faith. We’ve been let down and manipulated so many times, all the way back to “Daryl is dealing with the twin tragedies of losing CArol and losing the prison” all the way to Tobin and beyond.  And despite all that I still believe Caryl is happening - simply because it makes most sense, and most financial sense. But BY GOD they certainly are doing their best to drive us all away - and ironically I don’t even think that’s what they’re trying to do.

I honestly, truly don’t think they want to play down caryl, destroy caryl, or irritate carylers - I just think they are really, really BAD at what they are doing.

Caryl - and not just Caryl, but R*chonne and all the other relationships we’ve seen happen - could be even bigger than they are. they could be BRILLIANT  but they’re not because all of them appear like a dog on a football pitch, out of nowhere, totally randomly and make little sense.

Every ‘ship happens suddenly - Bob and Sasha, Tara and Denise, R*chonne (in the sense it happened so quickly after Jessie), Carol and Tobin and on and on. Frankly, the only one that’s believable is Carl and Enid!

They have had a relationship that’s built up believably, from shy looks, distrust, to shared fun, moments of chemistry and intimacy to becoming a couple and sharing kisses. 

Why is that so hard for them to replicate in the adults? Why hadn’t Rick and Michonne ever even hugged before they got together? Why didn’t Abe and Sasha even kiss?

And why can’t Daryl and Carol have ALMOST moments? Why can’t the press around the show let the audience in on the fact they DO have feelings for each other, but where that will go no one knows? 

Slow burns usually have the audience in on it LONG before the characters are, and certainly long before they get together - that’s how slow burn ships work. 

I’m no asking TPTB to say yes Caryl will happen, all I want is for them to acknowledge it COULD happen.

Either do one or the other - make it startlingly clear they are not interested in each other (see Donna and the Doctor in Doctor Who) or acknowledge this chemistry and frisson exists and SAY SO.

Because as it stands they want their cake and to eat it too. They want carylers, they use caryl in the promo - even as far as the utterly misleading East trailer. Yet as soon as anyone ASKS about Caryl it’s like it’s a dirty word.

Norman’s quote last weekend is really all I’ve EVER wanted form everyone involved int he show - say yes there’s something there, will ti evolve into a romance? well who knows because of x,y,z. 

That’s it, it’s not fucking hard. 

And you don’t create a slowburn by not having the characters interact for years at a time, because you have no idea how to do that with the story you want to tell. (they coudn’t interact last year cos Daryl would see Carol was a mess and Carol would be vulnerable around him. And they couldn’t interact this year cos Carol had to be kept away from the Negan storyline).

It could have been amazing this entire season, with showing Daryl finding out CArol had left the ASZ, with showing he was thinking of her, showing Carol was thinking of Daryl - building up to their interaction in ep 10.

But hey, why do i expect better when we had to wait 5 episodes to see Maggie react to Glenn’s death. And a million and one emotional scenes all take place off screen.

Seriously show, pull your fucking finger out. If you want Caryl to be a BIG thing when it happens a) hurry the fuck up and b) stop with the obsession with SURPRISE turn of events and ADVERTISE what’s coming.

anonymous asked:

First of all I'd like to state that I'm not trying to offend you and start something, I'm genuinely curious (and frustrated). Here's my question. Why do you believe in God? I was raised Catholic but eventually left the church. I tried to convince myself that God does not exist. But I couldn't. Still I have a little bit of faith in me. I don't know why. So why do you believe in God? What convinces you? What makes you think that God exists?

Hello there, 

That’s absolutely not offensive at all, don’t worry. I love talking about Jesus!

So, super long story short, I wasn’t born or raised a Christian. I thought, maybe there could be a God, but I didn’t bother to get to know Him or find our who He was. Then, when I was in high school, my mother became severely mentally ill. It was hell, both for us and for her. Being at home was the worst place to be. We didn’t see her for weeks because she would stay held up in her room, and when we did see her, it was only to so she could get her rage out. I had 2 younger siblings at the time who desperately needed a mother, but didn’t have one. 

So, I’m 15, trying to parent my two younger siblings. My Dad is in shambles, he does not know what to do. Mum tries to stab him one or twice. And life sucks. So, I decide to drown it out - my substance of choice? Alcohol. I start drinking any chance I get. I find a group of equally depressed and manic friends and we all just feed off each others negativity. I become a worthless sister, a worthless daughter, a worthless friend. I’m drinking all the time. I hate myself. I hate my life. I hate everything. I feel like I have absolutely nobody in the world. 

And somehow I end up at a conference, and Jesus meets me there and He absolutely showers me in love. He tells me that He will be there for me when my parents can’t be. That He cares for me and He loves me. He loves me just as I am. And He never asked me to change. He never said I had to be better before He could love me. He just loved me. Exactly as I was. And I gave my life to Him, because there was nobody else that could look after it and there was nothing more real in the world but Him. 

And if I look at my life now, my Mum is a fierce woman of God. She’s not ill anymore. She’s an absolute trooper. I love her so much. Now, I can’t even stand the taste of alcohol. I’m so far from who I used to be it’s insane. Now, I am surrounded by wonderful friends and I have a family I never had before. Now, I know who I am because of who He says I am and I don’t hate myself anymore. 

Jesus is so incredibly real, friend. This is only a taste of the things He has done in my life. This is only the tip of the iceberg of the things I’ve seen Him do. Things, otherwise impossible. Things that could only have been done through Him. Friend, I could give you reason after reason, and documentary after documentary that proves He exists. I could tell you a million stories about supernatural healing that proves He exists. I could tell you of so many people who have literally experienced the touch of God first hand in their lives that proves He exists. But for now I’ll tell you this, I don’t just think, I KNOW without a doubt that Jesus is real and alive because I am standing here today. And that would have otherwise been impossible.

He is so real. I am more convinced of Him than I am of anything else in this world. 

Ellie Goulding sentence starters
  • "You're the only thing I wanna touch."
  • "What are you waiting for?"
  • "I'll let you set the pace."
  • "It's a little dirty how the whole thing started."
  • "Thought that you were cute and you could make me jealous."
  • "You wanted my heart but I just liked your tattoos."
  • "Let's join forces."
  • "I know you've been burned, but every fire is a lesson learned."
  • "You're so worth it, you are."
  • "I wish I could be it all for you."
  • "Everybody's starry-eyed."
  • "Who are we to play with hearts and throw away it all?"
  • "I don't like the way I never listen to myself."
  • "I feel like I'm on fire, I'm too shy to cry for help."
  • "I don't think you know me much at all."
  • "This love will be your downfall."
  • "Who am I to choose the boy that everyone adores?"
  • "You set your sights on him."
  • "I've seen you in a fight; you lost."
  • "We're in a mess, babe."
  • "I'd rather pretend I'll still be there at the end."
  • "I don't ask for much."
  • "Maybe we forgot all the things we are together."
  • "I really thought that we'd go further."
  • "I'm tired of trying to keep you."
  • "You won't see me again."
  • "I wish I stayed."
  • "It's a shame you don't know what you're running from."
  • "You know this is your biggest mistake."
  • "Reassure me that you'll wait for me as long as it takes."
  • "You are the risk I'll always take."
  • "Tell me that we're still too young and I'll hold my tongue."
  • "That is no way to love."
  • "You're as bright as the sun and as calm as the moon."
  • "I don't know when you'll break, but it's gonna be soon."
  • "I won't tell the truth unless you want me to."
  • "I am so scared of what will kill me in the end."
  • "I hope I will get the chance to be someone."
  • "I'm trying not to lose my faith in you."
  • "I used to hear it all so loud, the sound of my heart breaking."
  • "I can take anything."
  • "This will always be my home."
  • "We are seventeen, we have just begun."
  • "I want to fall in love with you again."
  • "You can't make it right when it's wrong."
  • "Don't let it slip through your fingertips."
  • "We've only ever touched when there's no one else around."
  • "I'm not being intrusive, I just wish I knew the truth."
  • "I think about you more than I think one should."
  • "I'm making up for lost time."
  • "Trying to impress you, but lord I don't know how."
  • "I'm more alive I've ever been."
  • "I've chosen you."
  • "That feeling that doesn't go away just did."
  • "Anything could happen."
  • "After the war we said we'd fight together."
  • "I'll give you everything you need."
  • "I don't think I need you."
  • "I know you better than I ever have before."
  • "I know you're a fighter, but you never fought for me."
  • "We could be closer."
  • "You show me what it feels like to be lonely."
  • "It's gonna be better."
  • "Still not too old to die young."
  • "Lovers hold on to everything, and lovers hold on to anything."
  • "I need you more than I can take."
  • "You promise forever and a day, and then you take it all away."
  • "I've figured out that joy is not in your arms."
  • "I know I'll always ache with an empty heart."
  • "Tell me if you feel this pain."
  • "I just can't keep hanging on to you and me."
  • "I barely even know this fucking woman in my bed."
  • "You trembled like you'd seen a ghost."
  • "I lacked the things you need the most."
  • "I've loved and I've lost."
  • "It's okay to be afraid."
  • "It will never be the same."
  • "The rules you set are still untold to me."
  • "I've lost my faith in everything."
  • "I know you better than you think."
  • "You were like home to me."
  • "Please don't close your eyes, don't know where to look without them."
  • "I know you care, I know it has always been there."
  • "There's trouble ahead, I can feel it."
  • "You are just saving yourself when you hide it."
  • "It wasn't always wrong."
  • "Now I don't warm my hands in your coat, but I still hope."
  • "This is how things ought to have been."
  • "Why can't I dream?"
  • "I know you care, I see it in the way you stare."
  • "There was trouble ahead and you knew it."
  • "I'll be saving myself from the ruin."
  • "This is new."
  • "I've never met anyone like you."
  • "I'll wait for you... maybe."
  • "I know I'm fooled, I can't help it."
  • "You make my heart so helpless."
  • "Where did you go?"
  • "I need to be free with you tonight."
  • "I know you're there but I can't see you anymore."
  • "I've been a stranger ever since we fell apart."
  • "I know I’ve sinned."
  • "Sooner or later, I'll be on my own."
  • "I think I've been waiting for this all my life."
  • "I’m living on the wild side."
  • "It feels like we’re dreaming."
  • "We’ll be this way forever."
  • "I wanna hold you close, I just never wanna hold you tight."
  • "You are my only hope."
  • "I know you don't feel the same."
  • "You're sensible but it doesn't make sense."
  • "You know I'm gonna try much harder."
  • "Have you lost the same things I have lost?"
  • "I wish time was still, we'd stay right here with time to kill."
  • "You left everything behind except yourself."
  • "All I see is question marks and nothing else."
  • "You must have landed in New York by now."
  • "Please don't bring this love down."
  • "I'll never forget that feeling when I watched you disappear, when you made me stop believing."
  • "Do you remember boy when you were so cruel? When you played the thief and I played the fool."
  • "You think I’m still broken-hearted, but you will never win the war you started."
  • "How long will I be with you?"
  • "Everything I touch turns to gold."
  • "Baby, let me touch your body and your soul."

creative-reblogging  asked:

Hello! I was technically raised in the Christian faith, but my parents were never great about really consistently taking me to church as a child. I want to figure out where I stand in terms of my faith, so that I can carry it with me as I go into adulthood. I'm trying to view it as if I'm new to Christianity altogether. Would you have any suggestions as to where to start? Just reading the Bible is confusing to me, and I feel like I don't get anything from it. How do I get to know God?

Hey dear friend, I want to commend you and applaud you on your newfound adventure of faith. Wherever it takes you, you have my prayers and a super big double high-five and internet fist-bump (and a hug too, why not?). I’m genuinely excited for you.

I’m honestly a bit new to Christianity myself (I was an atheist longer than I’ve been a Christian and it was a slow journey to faith throughout my seven years of college), so the memories of starting new are still quite fresh. I also understand that faith can feel intimidating, partially because the church can make it difficult, but faith itself can seem like an amorphous unfathomable maze. These are only my suggestions, as everyone’s road has different curves and obstacles, so please feel free to add or subtract or modify as you will.

- Find a church. If you have any friends who are currently attending a church, ask them about their Sunday service or any recommendations for you (you can also try websites and check out their statements of faith and their group pictures). The thing with church though is that it can feel overwhelming when you walk in: most people are uncomfortable in new situations with new people and unfamiliar surroundings. Even as a pastor and a chaplain, aka a “professional Christian,” I still feel all kinds of anxiety when I walk into a new church to visit. So it’s a really good idea to go with a friend. It’s also a good idea to try the Friday or Wednesday service, when the numbers are scaled down and it’s a more intimate setting. 

A sidenote: Finding a church is incredibly hard and requires more than once. Just think, you’re looking for a second family, a second home! That’s no small feat to approach lightly. Last year, my wife and I desperately looked for a new church-home when we got married, and we tried about a dozen different churches before landing on one (and the one we landed on, we had to go about three times before we both felt called to stay). We gave many of those churches a second or third chance, so altogether, it took us over seven months to find a place where we felt we could serve and be led.

- Download some sermon podcasts. I’m a self-professed sermon junkie; I probably listen to about ten hours of sermons per week. While podcasts shouldn’t be the “main diet,” they’re sort of like supplements, or protein shakes, for a growing faith. I often listen to them on headphones at the gym or on car rides to work (I live about an hour from my workplace). Some preachers I listen to are: Timothy Keller, Andy Stanley, Francis Chan, Louie Giglio, Ravi Zacharias, and Matt Chandler. I also really love Brené Brown.

A sidenote: Please consider heavy discernment when listening to podcasts. In other words, you don’t have to believe every single opinion or statement, and sometimes a preacher’s theology might be a little fuzzy in some areas. Not every preacher or author is perfect, and public speaking has a way of blurting out certain things that are not always carefully worded. So listen with both a critical ear and a soft heart, or as Jesus says, “be as wise as snakes and as pure as doves.”

- Get with mature Christians and elders. We all, and I mean all, need some kind of leadership and mentoring and authority, speaking into our lives, in every season. We need both encouragers and challengers in our lives: people who can speak a grand vision over us while stretching our views and habits and beliefs. That means, get with your pastor and married couples and elderly Christians and successful business leaders and anyone who will spare a lunch — yes, your parents too! — and consistently ask annoying questions to grab their wisdom. Every person is a fountain of experience who is waiting to pour out to love on someone else. Ask about how their faith has gotten them through hard times; ask about how their faith informs their marriage, career, raising kids, and keeping focus. You’ll grow by leaps and bounds.

A sidenote: Soon enough, or perhaps already, you’ll be in a position where you can pour out to others. This entire cycle of pouring out is called discipleship in the Christian language. It’s a deep life-on-life pouring out of who you are for another; it’s the best of you for the best of them. We’re each called to disciple others just as we’re called to be discipled. This is the number one way I’ve found that Christians grow and one of the highest honors to give and receive.

- Consider a Bible plan. There are study Bibles, reading plans, and reflection calendars all over the place. It all depends on how you learn best. Here are a few posts that might get you started:

- Five Tips on How to Study the Bible

- Which Books of the Bible Do I Start First?

- Bible Reading Plans (to Print and Save)

For me, I like to camp out in a book of the Bible for a few weeks to get the feel of it, like Proverbs or Ephesians or John. I’ve also read the whole thing from front to back a few times. I also recommend getting the best Bible commentary of all time, What The Bible Is All About by Henrietta Mears, which breaks down every book of the Bible with history, character profiles, and of course, pictures.

-Try some Christian music. This won’t work for everyone, but I’ve found that listening to Christian music, especially during stress or on a drive, brings me right back to Him. Some of my favorite artists include: David Crowder Band, Switchfoot, Lecrae, Jesus Culture, Bethel, Hillsong, Phil Wickham, Gungor, Tree63, Brooke Fraser, Lincoln Brewster, and Israel Houghton. Some of these might be too “pop,” but very often that’s exactly the point: they’re easy to sing to and very accessible.

- Journal & pray. I like to write, between me and God, a lot. This isn’t everyone’s favorite thing, so if it stresses you out, there are a lot of other ways to reflect and meditate and pray.

- Serve. Find a need, serve the need. Your local church is most likely involved in the community somehow (if they’re not, it’s probably not a church worth attending), so find out and get plugged in. If not, you can still serve on your own. There are countless homeless shelters, babysitting opportunities, home-building like Habitat for Humanity, hospital volunteering, and assisted living facilities that need you. I volunteered at a homeless shelter for over four years and those were some of my favorite memories.

- Practice gratitude. This is something you can do everyday, all the time, as an exercise of faith and trust that will turn your whole heart upside-down. Simply thank God, for little things, as much as you possibly can. Thank God for the gifts and talents and resources He has given you. Thank God for His Son, for the cross and resurrection, for the sacrifice that has set us right. I don’t mean that you can never get mad or grieve or vent; I just mean that our first reflex is often to grumble and complain and compare and judge. Joy is the very first thing to leave in any situation, and we have to fight to keep the joy in ministry, in friendships, in our every endeavor. God is always after your joy — not happiness, which is good but fleeting — and one of the avenues to joy is thanksgiving. Make that a daily practice and I can almost guarantee your perspective will widen and deepen; you will feel compassion swell; you will grow more intimate with Him.

— J.S.

Sassy Gay Friend Starters (PT.1)
  • "What are you doing? What, what, what are you doing?"
  • "I love him/her."
  • "You love him/her? You met him/her Sunday."
  • "Slow down, crazy. Slow down."
  • "Love makes you crazy."
  • "Romeo, Romeo? Wherefore art thou, Romeo?"
  • "Translation: desperate. Desperate. I am really desperate."
  • "Are there any stalkers on my grounds?"
  • "Save it, Patty Hearst."
  • "I'm not buying any Stockholm Syndrome today, thank you."
  • "I'm a grown woman/man."
  • "I think you're fourteen and you're an idiot."
  • "Look at your life. Look at your choices."
  • "You big slut! Good for you!"
  • "C'mon, you stupid bitch."
  • "She/he's a stupid bitch."
  • "___ has ordered me to bed."
  • "Yeah, well, he/she's also ordered a pillow at Bed, Bath & Beyond that's good for smothering."
  • "Why would he/she do that?"
  • "I have been faithful to him/her."
  • "I know that, and you know that."
  • "We gotta go."
  • "Some guy/girl ends up with your handkerchief so your husband/wife gets to murder you?"
  • "Does that mean I had sex with him/her? No."
  • "Why are you still in the bed?"
  • "He/she said I was false as hell."
  • EVE:
  • "This is a setup, but you don't realize it because your brain is made out of rib."
  • "No, God would never do that."
  • "This can't be paradise, okay?"
  • "God planned this world in seven days."
  • "So what will happen if I eat the apple?"
  • "He/she's gonna punish you."
  • "But really, he/she made vaginas too small."
  • "Step away from the carbohydrates."
  • "It sounds like a terrible rap name."
  • "Let's get you some clothes."
  • "No, he/she's fine."
  • "It's not an abusive relationship!"
  • "He/she had a chainsaw!"
  • "He/she loved me!"
  • "First of all: gross."
  • "Did he/she say he/she was busy, and then cut you like a bitch?"
  • "Yeah, and the guy from Silence of the Lambs needed a fat girl's skin to make a flesh suit."
  • "This is turning into a Snuff film!"
  • "Gross, no!"
  • "I'm setting you up with a real nice guy/girl."
  • "Oh... that's a little too much."
  • "No, that sounds nice."
  • "And now she/he's in love... with a recluse."
  • "It is time for some greater expectations!"
  • "And can I just say -- enough!"
  • "Take off the dress."
  • "Take a bath."
  • "P.S., it's not vintage if you've been wearing it since it wasn't."
  • "Big deal, it happens."
  • "I will not move on!"
  • "I will have my revenge."
  • "You don't adopt a baby to hurt men/women!"
  • "We need a new plan for you."
  • "And what's with all the clocks?"
  • "Why do you want to remember the worst moment of your life?"
  • "'Ew' is right."
  • "And I've been so cruel."
  • "You have been a total dick."
  • "Flip it, tip it, sip it."
  • "What is this called?"
  • "Because they're paying me."
  • "Is this heaven?"
  • "It's the hospital."
  • "What, what, what were you doing?"
  • "I wanted to kill myself!"
  • "It's ballet! Ballet!"
  • "You have done nothing perfectly!"
  • "Stop chopping people's tongues when you kiss them!"
  • "P.S., your technique is amazing."
  • "Don't pick at your finger!"
  • "Buy some nail clippers!"
  • "I did it with a girl/guy!"
  • "You're missing the point."
  • "I was perfect."
  • "I'm sorry I was a stupid bitch."
  • "You're a crazy bitch."

hermioneyouarewelcome  asked:

Hey, I just wanna let you know that whether Aria turns out to be A or not, you'd still be one of my favorite blog. I have been appreciating all the efforts you'v dedicated to this "belief." (Well, Kinda for me. ;) ) I don't know why, but I just have a lack of faith in the come-true of this theory. Then, it hit me that you of all people might feel the most terrible, so here's this. Don't be scared lol. Have a nice day anyway. And keep bringing Aria-is-A please. I love all your work.

Aww, thanks that is the sweetest doll. :) Honestly, this is just a theory and I know that their are a lot of them out there. In Rosewood I DO believe that Anything is Possible. I am not scared to be wrong in any way. I have a lot of theories, and some of them have been right and as for Aria, who knows? If the theory will “come-true.” But, I do hope that no matter who -A is, that the show somehow explains the clues left behind about Aria. There is such a trail of evidence that suggests she is guilty of something and possibly -A little mAyhem. I would just hope that they would show us what the clues they left about her meant whatever they are. Because honestly, sometimes these theories out there can become more compelling than the show. So many -A suspects out there BORE me so much…and more than anything I am more scared of being bored by the -A reveal(s) than being wrong.

At the same time, I am a die-hArd fan of this show. I am thankful that Pretty Little Liars and it’s show creators have inspired me to embrace my inner detective and try to solve one of the greatest murder-mystery shows on television…like, ever?!? So, right or wrong…I have had so much fun being a voice for the “Aria is -A” Theory within this fandom and the Pretty Little Liars community. I have loved every minute of it.  

So thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, and sending me -A message! #PLLFans are Friends! <3 I promise, I will keep my eye on Aria and keep writing theories as long as she gives me a reAson. ;) 

But, I would like to ask our dearest doll, I. Marlene King, whatever you do please promise to give us answers about our little Miss Aria. I know that you left all these clues/hints for some reason!! We want to know. <3 Kisses.